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NDIS updates

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

Keep up-to-date with the latest NDIS news here.

You can also read more about how we’re getting ready for the NDIS.

Top questions on the NDIS

Here are your top questions on the NDIS. Q: I have had paraplegia for years now. I receive support from MASS (Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme) and CAEATI (Community Aids Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative) for my equipment so I don’t need the NDIS. A: If you are under 65 years of age when the NDIS […]

QDN offers local support groups

With the move towards a national approach to supporting people with disability to maximise their full potential and participate as equal citizens in the community, it is important people are connected with each other and their local communities. Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) invites people with disability to be involved in a Local Support Group, […]

Carer Gateway a one-stop-shop

A new Carer Gateway will help carers access practical information and advice, and connect with services in their local area. Launched by the Australian Government, it will  make it easier for carers to find the services that are right for them. The Carer Gateway includes a website, phone service and service finder. Carers can visit […]

Queensland Government announces NDIS Workforce Strategy

The Queensland Government has announced it will spend $1.03 million to expand and skill up the Queensland workforce ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke announced the State Government’s support for the sector-led Queensland NDIS Workforce Strategy, at a National Disability Services (NDS) NDIS briefing in Brisbane on Friday, 28 […]

Aged care reforms

To give older people more choice, easier access and better care, the Australian Government is progressively reforming the aged care system. These reforms are mirroring those taking place for disability services with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Aged Care Reform Agenda includes a streamlined central gateway for services – (www.myagedcare.gov.au). This is similar […]

Connecting people with disability

Information, Linkages and Capacity (ILC) is an important part of the NDIS that provides information, linkages and referrals to efficiently and effectively connect people with disability, their families and carers with appropriate disability, community and mainstream supports. Earlier this year interested individuals and organisations were able to comment on a draft ILC Policy Framework. People […]

Sign up for Queensland NDIS updates

The Queensland Government is working in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to prepare for the commencement of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in less than two years’ time. A significant step in this process occurred recently with the opening of NDIA offices in Brisbane and Townsville in August. Five NDIA officers […]

NDIS receives its first half-yearly report

Here is the latest NDIS update from National Disability Services The first six-monthly National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) report shows that the average size of packages in trial sites is falling (but still 15% above the benchmark), and that planning is slow. A plan takes an average of 63 days to finalise. The National Disability […]

Today’s NDIS signed agreement an historical moment for disability sector

The Spinal Injuries Association said today’s signing of the National Disability Insurance Scheme implementation in Queensland by Premier Campbell Newman was an historical day for the state’s disability sector. “As the industry leader for Queenslanders with quadriplegia, paraplegia, post polio syndrome and Transverse Myelitis, our organisation is thrilled that this vital piece of social reform […]